Tonic Seafood and Steak

4.4
1047 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Ton-ic
/tänik/ Adjective 1. Providing a feeling of vigor or well-being; invigorating.

Tonic Seafood & Steak is downtown Wilmington's hottest destination for creative cuisine, including some of the best steaks in the area. Multiple private dining areas make it perfect for all entertaining needs. The bar encircled with flat screens is always happening. Whether you are joining us for the city’s most talked-about Happy Hour or your favorite sporting event, we want each guest to have a feeling of “Tonic”. We are building lasting relationships with our guests by serving excellence. We look forward to welcoming you into our restaurant and sharing our experience with you!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1047 people are saying
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4.7
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4.5
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gina
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food was awesome. Also please request Hilly as your waitress.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Salad wasn’t fresh

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HutchW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and pleasant and efficient service. Austere decor.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed it! Tasty food and good service. Loved having the windows open to the outside.

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JeremyWebb
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gr8 place! Steaks are very good, appz were gr8 & drinks were on point!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was our first time here. Overall a very good experience. The drinks were the least of our favorites but the appetizers and dinners were really delicious. Highly recommend the egg rolls and the filet. It was good to switch up to a new place. Service was great and the atmosphere was fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Tonic. Had an outside table with an excellent waiter, service was great and food was stellar. A real asset to Wilmington.

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Anna
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food, and a nice time. Definitely recommend!

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LouK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The outdoor tables are generally very good and they are under a roof. But rain can get to you particularly when there is wind and there is some road noise. But still outdoor is very good.

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vipHerm
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner at seven last night, pretty quiet night restaurant was almost empty. Hundred degree Tuesday night not really a surprise. Service was very good appetizer and salad we’re also good.12 ounce New York sirloin strip was just OK. The other person had a Bone in ribeye which they seem to enjoy. For the price I said it was OK but nothing spectacular. I personally enjoy New York strip that’s a thicker cut and they serve

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vipBillS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would have rated five stars but I was marked as a no show.

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GWB20
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was good.Service was excellent. Ambience was so-so. It's a bar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, never had to wait longer then expected to be serviced. The food was cooked perfectly and the flavors where all on point. Don’t miss this experience!!! If I’m ever in Wilmington again I’ll be there.

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ZacharyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought family in from out of town. Service was professional and courteous, all members of our party ordered meat cooked to temp and it was all spot on. Will definitely be back the next time family visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall the food was good, a couple of dishes were under-seasoned but the service was great and the cocktails were fantastic! Relatively quiet vibe, but this was on a Monday night. Would definitely go back for the drinks.

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ColemanB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

My wife and I both had the trout and it was thoroughly overcooked and only warm when it was served. Definitely not one of the better meals we have experienced at Tonic.

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KristinL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Teddy was top notch and food was delicious. We will be back!

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Tanee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

This was probably the worst meal I’ve had in a long time. Our starters were baby octopus and oyster on the 1/2.

The baby octopus was over cooked and not seasoned. The oysters were ok. For our meal I had the lamb chops my husband had a filet. Both came with mashed potato’s . The mash had the texture of instant potato’s, but were completely bland. I actually had to ask for salt and pepper.

The first time my lamb was well done and my husbands filet was raw. We both asked for medium. When it came back it still wasn’t right but at that point we just ate it.

When the restaurant was empty on a Friday night that should have been a sign to walk away!

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Theresidentbaker
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We sat outside and it was quite a bit noisier inside. Waitstaff was great. Food was okay for what we paid, not exceptional.

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vipHerm
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual Friday evening dinner. Table was ready upon arrival at 6:45. Our server “Page” was quite chatty and personable. We ate lightly, seafood salad, that was tasty and my guest had a salad with salmon added.

Overall service, food and price will have me returning whem I’m ready to attack a steak.

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JenniferE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner was good and service was excellent. Teddy was the best waiter we have had in a long time. Expertly explained the menu, wines and made suggestions for each guest. A very enjoyable evening.

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great post-graduation lunch with family at Tonic. Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Don’t get out of North Wilmington so much so it was nice to go downtown for a change. Will definitely go back.

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vipJSRS
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled into Tonic, expecting not much and were completely blown away. The food is excellent - creative with great veg complements - and the service is outstanding. We have to manage celiac/gluten free so were really pleased they have a GF calamari (very unusual). We also had scallops. Our waiter recommended chick pea cakes which were really super! We had a flourless cake dessert. And…tasty cocktails and wine. A truly unexpectedly great evening out in Wilmington.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Inside is very loud but we sat outside which I preferred. Raw

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vipLarry
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Noisy, especially from the back room. Otherwise the food was hot and tasty.

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vipDelFood
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first class here!

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vipEKZoo
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My husband enjoyed his entre, duck, more than I enjoyed the crab cakes. Liked the crab cakes but found the side greasy (potatoes & spinach).
The restaurant is pleasant and because it was Saturday night in Wilmington , not to crowded. Service is good

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KristinH
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Scallops were very tasty and my fiance love the New York Strip

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VonnettaG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service. Relaxed environment. Great food. Great location and hours.

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BettyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Rachel our server must’ve been tired. She was very impatient. This is my first experience in tonic. I asked her can I change tables because I didn’t want to sit by the bathroom she said every table was reserved but the greeter found me a table. The greeter was very pleasant. Then Rachel was quick to say we close at 7pm when our reservation was for 6pm. My apple tart was old and was not fresh. The shrimp were inedible.

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ecun
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with steak and seafood tower. Octopus for starters and apple pie for desert. Everything was great.

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Bkwjr
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, location, and service... Will be back soon!

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RosalynJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The atmosphere in Tonic is nice. The little wooden table where we were seated was near the door, so the constant traffic past the table was distracting, however, both entrees ordered were good. The food temperature was good; the portions were small on the crab cakes, but they did not have filler, which made them very tasty. The filet mignon was also delicious. Tonic is a nice spot for a special occasion dinner, but would be pricey for a regular weekend dinner, however, we do plan to return.

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MrsTKG3
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

This was my first time here. I visited based on the reviews; however I won't be returning. I ordered a medium well steak, it was EXTRA well done. The lobster tail was dry and the asparagus was blan. The crab cake was initially mistaken as a scallops because it was so small, but it was tasty. The waitress took the steak and lobster back. My husband opted not to take another lobster but requested a replacement steak. The replacement steak was rare, but rather than send it back again, we opted to take it home and cook it properly. The waitress was attentive and polite. If you're looking for a quality steak house this isn't it.

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vipLeslieR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing.

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Gorgeousanddelicious
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in years. Awesome service, too.

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Fingerlakesdiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nothing too special. Food was good but the reviews made me expect more.
Probably not returning.

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PersonalityPuzzle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Chicken tacos - chicken was very dry and lacked flavor

Short rib egg rolls - very good

Brussel sprouts - mediocre

Overall, menu was overpriced.

Waiter brought out birthday cake with sparkling candle - GREAT

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You can order delivery directly from Tonic Seafood and Steak using the Order Online button. Tonic Seafood and Steak also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tonic Seafood and Steak also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 777-2040.

Tonic Seafood and Steak is rated 4.4 stars by 1047 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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